Listen to Friendly Fires’ DJ picks or pick out a World Cup hat
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 22 Listen to Friendly Fires’ DJ picks Members of British indie-electro group Friendly Fires fly over to share their record collection. Dhs100-Dhs130. 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Thursday 22 Find a show-stopping hat in time for Dubai World Cup The BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition will showcase the elaborate hats, fascinators and headpieces of the world’s most coveted milliners including Marilena Romeo and Walter Wright Ltd. Still worth checking out even if you don’t plan to buy. Until March 31. 10am-10pm. BurJuman, South Village (04 353 0222).
Thursday 22 Check out international artists and galleries at Art Dubai This week, 75 galleries from 32 countries will attend Art Dubai, while the free discussion-based Global Art Forum will run talks on literature, film, journalism and politics. Dhs50; free for Global Art Forum_6 presentations. Open Wed 11.30am-5pm; Thu 2pm-9.30pm; Fri noon-5pm; Sat noon-5pm. Until March 24. Madinat Jumeirah (no number).
Thursday 22 Enjoy an evening with Cara Actress and vocalist Cara Roberts performs famous ballads while you enjoy a picnic. Dhs175 per person (includes a picnic hamper for two). Doors open 7pm; show starts 8pm. Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Wafi (04 324 4100).
Thursday 22 Celebrate Iranian New Year in style Stylish DJ Pierre Ravan spins at this intimate, high-end Iranian new year party at Okku. Free (guestlist and reservations only). 7pm-3am The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 142 8363).
Friday 23 Stroll around a street festival Dozens of performers will take part in the 10-day Dubai Marina Street Festival, which kicks off on Thursday before getting into the swing today with street music and theatre performances. Free. 2.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Marina Promenade and Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.dubaistreetfestival.com (no number).
Friday 23 Watch a paddleboard race This official Sunset SUP Classic contest (a stand-up paddleboard competition) is open to men, women and kids. If the weather is bad, the event will be moved to Saturday March 24. Free. 9am. Jumeirah Open Beach, www.surfingdubai.com (050 504 3020).
Friday 23 Take your rabble to the Lost Chambers Aquarium Family Day Visitors can enjoy educational sessions with marine animal specialists, scuba divers, and a mystical scavenger hunt through the tunnels and mazes. Dhs100; free for kids. 10am-8pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Friday 23 Hear some after-brunch beats Check out this new afternoon session of chill-out grooves, plus two-for-one drinks until 7pm. Free. 4pm-8pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Friday 23 Headbang to punk music We’ve been told to expect absolute chaos at Metal Asylum’s second Punk Rock Night, starring The Frenemies and the Dead Shakes. Dhs50. 9pm-3am. Aussie Legends, Rydges Plaza Dubai, Satwa (04 398 2222).
Saturday 24 View Moroccan art at Meem Gallery This exhibition will display the works of contemporary Moroccan abstract artists. Free. Until April 30. Meem Gallery, next to Presotto, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).
Saturday 24 Scoot down to the Dubai Marina Farmers’ Market Baker & Spice brings locally grown produce to the city. Visitors can expect to find fresh produce being sold in a community environment. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April. Dubai Marina, behind Marina Promenade (04 362 4686).
Saturday 24 Enjoy a barbecue by the creek Head to The Terrace for a barbecue with free-flowing hops, pink grape and great views. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12). 5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1234).
Saturday 24 Hear Chris Brown’s DJ on the decks Baby Drew, who has spun for the likes of US singer Chris Brown, makes a repeat appearance in Dubai to play at Armani’s XO Saturdays. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for men. 10pm-3am. Armani/Privé, Armani Hotel (04 888 3308).
Sunday 25 Treat mum to a beauty spa package Thai Privilege Spa is rolling out several offers that can be combined as a spa day for a belated Mother’s Day. Massage packages from Dhs220. Until March 31. Thai Privilege Spa, Al Wasl Road (04 348 9679).
Sunday 25 Tuck into The Wharf’s Sunday roast Enjoy a roast dinner with a choice of roast beef, spit-roast chicken and studded rosemary lamb leg – all served with veg, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs120. 7pm-10.30pm. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Sunday 25 Shake your thing at Pachanga BNF Dance Academy instructors show off their moves. Don’t feel like taking part? Then enjoy a three-course tasting menu. Dhs150. Sun 7pm ’til late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).
Sunday 25 Watch an Oscar-winning film by the pool Enjoy Slumdog Millionaire from the comfort of a sun lounger. Dhs99 (with food and drink). 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 26 Drink for free (if you’re a lady) Lovely ladies get four free drinks on Monday evenings. Free. 8pm-1am. Nelsons, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).
Monday 26 Head to Sofitel for sushi and sashimi Nigiri, maki, sashimi, California rolls and more. Dhs210 (selected house beverages). 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Tuesday 27 Watch Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in the film adaptation of Jonathan Safron Foer’s post-9/11 novel. At cinemas across the UAE.
Tuesday 27 Tea at Al Qasr Guests can try delicate choux pastries, soft scones, sandwiches and more, plus a pot of tea and views of the Madinat Jumeirah. Dhs140 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Tuesday 27 Try a Pilates class Instructor Sheena leads an enjoyable intermediate mat-based class at Club Stretch. Advance booking essential. Dhs70 per session, Dhs340 for five. From 8pm. Ongoing. Club Stretch, Satwa (04 345 2131).
Wednesday 28 Check out a new watersports centre Watercooled Watersports Centre is now open, and is offering a range of rides and activities, including Zapcat, waterskiing, wakeboarding and much more. Advanced booking essential. Zapcat from Dhs170, waterskiing and wakeboarding from Dhs145. Ongoing. Open daily 9am-5.30pm. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5555).
Wednesday 28 Get down to some Persian pop This post-Persian New Year party, Persis 1391, features DJs Jet K and Parham Loco. Dhs100 (men), free (ladies). 10.30pm-3am. Club Sensation, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 911 0600).